STAFFORDSHIRE ASTBURY WHIELDON-TYPE FIGURE OF A BAGPIPER, CIRCA 1755.Est. $700-$1,000
Streaked and splashed in blue, ochre and manganese brown underglaze oxides. Height 6 ¼ inches.
Provenance: Leo Kaplan Limited, New York City, 1995.
Literature: A group of similar figures, including musicians, are discussed and illustrated in Pat Halfpenny, “English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840,” pp. 21-30, cl. pl. 1.; two bagpipe players are illustrated in Ross E. Taggart, “The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery,” p. 92, n. 311; p. 93, n. 321 and p. 94, nos. 322 and 325.